Flat, Shaped and Round Wire


Electrical/electronic applications where higher strength levels are required while maintaining good electrical conductivity: Heating elements; Cable shielding; Spring; Electrical contact; Semiconductor lead frames; Spring pins; and Wave washers. 


These alloys exhibit good to excellent corrosion resistance with medium to high thermal and electrical conductivity. They offer higher strength levels than pure copper alloys and some are heat treatable. 

Chemistry Typical 

UNS#      COPPER*      IRON           NAMED          BERYLLIUM        OTHER 

C16200   Balance     0.02 max     07 - 1.2 Cd        n/a                   n/a

C17200   Balance     n/a              n/a                  1.80 - 2.0          0.20AI,

                                                                                                 0.20 Co, 
                                                                                                 0.20 Si 

C17500   Balance     0.10 max     2.4 - 2.7 Co       0.4 - 0.7           0.20AI,    

                                                                                                 0.2 Si

C18200   Balance     0.10 max     0.6 0 1.5 Cr        n/a                 0.05 Pb, 

                                                                                                 0.10 Si

C19400   97.0 min    2.1 - 2.6      0.015-0.15 P       n/a          0.05 - 0.20 Zn,                                                                                                      0.03 Pb 

C19500   96.0 min    1.0 - 2.0      0.10 0- 1.0 Sn     n/a             0.01 - .35 P,                                                                                                    0.30 -1.3 Co

C19700   Balance     0.30 -1.2      0.20-0.40 P        n/a                   0.20 Sn,                                                                                                          0.20 Si,                                                                                                          0.05 Pb 

* Contact Ulbrich Wire for request regarding the availability of other copper alloys.
* Contact Ulbrich Technical Department for limits for additional trace elements and impurity levels.
* Copper Values include Silver.

Physical Properties 

Typical Density: 0.322 lbs/in3, 8.92 g/cm3

Electrical Conductivity: (% IACS at 68°F 20°C, annealed): 20-90% 

Mean Coefficient of Thermal Expansion: µin/in-°F (µm/m-°C) 
68 - 572 °F: 9.6 - 9.7 

Thermal Conductivity: BTU-in/hr-ft2-°F 
68 °F: 60 - 185 

Modulus of Elasticity: KSI 17 - 18.5 x 103 in tension 


Profile, Round, Flat, Square 

Mechanical Properties at Room Temperature 

Properties: Annealed Typical 

Ultimate Tensile Strength: 35 - 85 KSI (241 - 586 MPa) 

Yield Strength: 11 - 25 KSI (71 - 172 MPa) 

Elongation: 20% min 

Properties: Tempered 

High performance copper alloys can be cold worked to various tempers. 

*Actual physical and mechanical properties are alloy dependent. Contact Ulbrich Technical Service for alloy specific properties.

Additional Properties 

Corrosion Resistance 

Contact Ulbrich Wire for specific information. 

Wire Finishes 

XC - Extra clean. Annealed or annealed and cold rolled. Contact Ulbrich Wire with special finish requests. 

Heat Treatment 

Alloys 162, 172 and 175 are hardenable by heat treatment. 


Contact Ulbrich Wire for specific information. 

Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranty: In no event will Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals, Inc., be liable for any damages arising from the use of the information included in this document or that it is suitable for the 'applications' noted. We believe the information and data provided to be accurate to the best of our knowledge but, all data is considered typical values only. It is intended for reference and general information and not recommended for specification, design or engineering purposes. Ulbrich assumes no implied or express warranty in regard to the creation or accuracy of the data provided in this document. 

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